Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press, 1963. Near Fine in Very Good dust-jacket First Edition. Corvallis: Oregon State Press, 1963, First, xlix, 264 pp, indexed and illustrated with notes on plants by Helen M. Gilkey and on animals by Robert M. Storm, Near Fine/Good, minor spotting to cloth on upper spine, dust jacket has several closed tears, water stain on lower spine and missing large chip on front panel with no loss, copy of 1964 review from William and Mary Quarterly laid in. Item #11656
Reprints the complete text of John Ledyard’s journal published in 1783 (first book published in the United States regarding Cook’s third voyage). John Ledyard (1751-1789) was an early American adventurer and explorer. At 25, he served as a marine corporal on Captain James Cook’s third voyage to the Pacific.
Extensive editor’s preface and introduction by Mr. Sinclair Hitchings with detailed notes and bibliography.